Jun 01, 2012, 02:50 PM
How does the PistolProbe compare to the Garret pinpointer?
Jun 01, 2012, 09:18 PM
go to harbor freight and buy a centech, works like a whites bullseye, when it quits buy another and repeat until you can buy a garrett pro pointer, does any one use the nickle trick for extending the range of a propointer?
Jun 02, 2012, 12:54 AM
what hath god wrought
Pinpointers are good I know it but I still aint got one. Cuts recovery time in half at least, especially on brown coins you cant see easily. Garrett all the way, well worth the price. Harbor Freight gets decent reviews, I might try that for my first one. I tend to lose stuff like magnets and probes and flashlights, even diggers.
Originally Posted by Jovan421
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Jun 03, 2012, 07:49 PM
For near the surface coins my ProPointer can pick up the coins up to several inches deep. I was detecting with just my ProPointer underneath some virgin benches and finding coin after coin. Even though it cost 3/4 the price of my Ace 250, it was so worth it. The hobby is way more enjoyable with a pinpointer!
Jun 03, 2012, 08:49 PM
I depend on the pro pointer to much to loose it. Now I dig everything that sounds good and don't worry about trash. It is so fast I can find more and dig trash too. Finally I can pop coins, Pulltabs out of the ground with a screwdriver. The trick is knowing where it is.
Originally Posted by gleaner1
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Jun 03, 2012, 10:12 PM
I was gonna chime in about the garrett pro pointer but I guess after reading thread i dont have to!
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Aug 12, 2012, 03:03 PM
Hey skipperdun- what is the "nickle trick"?
Originally Posted by skipperdun
Aug 16, 2012, 08:13 PM
probably talking about this...take any coin
Originally Posted by Harp
press against the Garrett Pro body starting at about the level of the on/off switch (I use my right index finger and turn unit on with my thumb)
slowly slide the coin in the direction of the tip until you JUST START to hear it chirp
back it off just a tad til silent and hold it there
My unit can detect at between 2 1/2 and 3" with this technique. Your mileage may vary.
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